Working & The Economy

Righting a Florida wrong: Groveland Four pardoned after nearly 70 years

In a travesty of justice that has marred Florida’s history, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s clemency board gave pardons Friday to the “Groveland...

DeSantis says Trump may not have authority to swipe disaster funds to pay for...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expressed concern on Friday about reports that President Donald Trump is considering taking disaster relief money – including tax dollars...
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DeSantis issues broad directive on water pollution, but something big is missing

UPDATED to include South Florida Water Management District board resignationsGov. Ron DeSantis got headlines and photo opportunities Thursday for a major executive order he...

Bipartisan group of Florida Congressional reps reintroduce bill to ban drilling off Florida’s shores

A bipartisan coalition of Florida members of Congress are again pushing legislation that would make permanent the current moratorium on oil drilling off Florida’s...

Fighting for a future that doesn’t suck

When Florida’s newly elected Governor Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried take office tomorrow, one group of young Floridians will be keenly interested.They...
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The trouble with legal marijuana money

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried isn’t the only supporter of medical marijuana in state politics who has been forced to find alternative ways to...
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The good and the bad of FL’s new bump in the minimum wage

In a boost for millions of low-paid hourly workers, 20 states increased the minimum wage for 2019, including Florida.The good news: Florida’s minimum wage...

Smoking ban for all Florida beaches?

A state lawmaker wants to ban smoking on Florida beaches statewide.Sarasota House Republican (and soon to be GOP state party chairman) Joe Gruters filed...

Crossing the aisle: Florida congressmen help craft bipartisan bill to combat global warming pollution

The Trump administration is thumbing its nose at international efforts to combat the pollution that causes global warming, but three Florida congressmen – all...
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Proposed new law targets people holding cell phones while driving

Florida was one of the last states in the country to impose sanctions on motorists who text while driving, but critics call the current...

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